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  • What's up with the Observatron?

    Does anybody know what's going on with the piece of junk that's sitting
    on top of the Rocket Rods loading platform? Will it actually operate for the
    50th? Seems to me the last few times I have been to the park it was not
    working - just sitting there looking like a complete eyesore.
    “No worries, stay calm, one question. 
Do you happen to know how to fly this thing?”

  • #2
    I think it has moved once in the past two months. Someone PLEASE get it fixed.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DisneyMickey
      I think it has moved once in the past two months. Someone PLEASE get it fixed.
      Wow ... Im surprised its even moved!
      Originally posted by drunkmom
      this is my first buzzed post in the DMCA -- I'm really in this club because I'm a bitch more than anything. I've only had to hit the backspace 4 (oops, make that 5) times in (now 7) in this (now 9) (now 15) in this post! Damn, now I'm up to 18! Our neighbors were (19) (20) making tequilla sunrises. I thought I couldn't do tequilla (22) anymore but (24) this stuff (26) was good! It started (27) with an s


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      • #4
        Maybe if all mentions it in his updates, they will do something about it. I dont see much being overlooked in Tomorowland, so I'd expect the park to do something with it in the near future. I just think that it wont be operational as a ride until they do womething with the Peoplemover track.
        Free Ipods!
        Free X-Box 360!

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        • #5
          The Observatron is the single most ugly thing out of TL 98. It's even worse than Club Buzz Stage (going away, yes!!!).

          If they could get Rocket Jets to run pretty perfectly for many, MANY years, than the Observatron should work too.

          For a quick fix (they don't have time to build something in one month before the 50th) just remove the Observatron. Yes, the Rocket Rods loading platform ceiling will look plain, but there's no reason to look up there anyway. It's all empty! Nothing on the tracks, nothing in the loading area...etc

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          • #6
            I've never seen the Observatron move. Ever.
            Well, light travels from the sun. Then, bounces off of our planet, and back into our eyes so we can perceive color. My body can intercept that light and dance around on it!


            -- robotarmada.net --

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            • #7
              Why not just strap a second set of rockets back on the thing and throw up an elevator. Tomorrowland's central focal point could be "fixed" in a matter of months if they wanted to do it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by robotpirates
                I've never seen the Observatron move. Ever.
                I only saw it move once, and that was the one time I saw RR running.....
                Originally posted by drunkmom
                this is my first buzzed post in the DMCA -- I'm really in this club because I'm a bitch more than anything. I've only had to hit the backspace 4 (oops, make that 5) times in (now 7) in this (now 9) (now 15) in this post! Damn, now I'm up to 18! Our neighbors were (19) (20) making tequilla sunrises. I thought I couldn't do tequilla (22) anymore but (24) this stuff (26) was good! It started (27) with an s


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                • #9
                  I saw the observation move many of times, but its only hourly, the observation is like a clock.
                  But it still sucks all it is is music and the thing spinning
                  "Is a man who chooses to be bad better than a man who has the good imposed on him?"
                  - Anthony Burgess
                  "I think what I want Disneyland to be most of all is a happy place–a place where adults and children can experience together some of the wonders of life, of adventure, and feel better because of it."
                  - Walt Disney on Disneyland

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                  • #10
                    Would be cool if they quickly put the Astro Orbitor up there just before the 50th.

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                    • #11
                      I saw it operate soon after it was installed. "Big-Whoop-A-Tron."

                      Based on recent changes in TL, I suspect that thing will be sold for so much a pound fairly soon.
                      "Yesterday, a man walked up to me and said, 'Isn't it a shame that Walt Disney couldn't be here to see this?' and I said, "He did see this, that's why it's here."
                      -Art Linkletter July 17, 2005-


                      When you wish upon a star your dreams come true.

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                      • #12
                        i saw some of the satelite's missing the other day...what gives?
                        Went to a party the other night
                        All the ladies were treating me right
                        Moving my feet to the disco beat
                        How in the world could I keep my seat
                        All of a sudden I began to change
                        I was on the dance floor acting strange
                        Flapping my arms I began to cluck
                        Look at me..I'm the disco duck


                        "Do the Disco Duck!!!"

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                        • #13
                          if some of those are missing.. then it is getting a referbishment... If only DL got WDW's Astro Orbiter instead of DLPs.... Then their would be no problem...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Disco Duck
                            i saw some of the satelite's missing the other day...what gives?
                            As did I. Paint....

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                            • #15
                              I think the Observatron may be the most hated thing in TL if not all of Disneyland. Why can't they just remove the ugly junk and put the rockets back on the ride. I'd rather see the rockets go around even if you couldn't ride them than that hideous clump of garbage.

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